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Author Topic: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah  (Read 4587 times)

Online Jon Crofts

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2023, 07:58:10 PM »
I'm truly in awe of the way he touched peoples lives in some way. Take for instance a friend of mine, not a Villa fan, not even a football fan, a rough, tough, hard as nails former SF soldier who posted on his Facebook along the lines of 'not a poetry fan but I always took notice of what Benjamin had to say, would love to have sat and had a pint and a chat with him'

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2023, 08:30:45 PM »
His was the kind of Britain I've always wanted to live in.

Offline mrfuse

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2023, 08:33:06 PM »
A lovely man and a huge shock when I heard. We should really do something for him tomorrow.

Totally agree, I hope we do something in his memory tomorrow. Listening to him and reading the comments has brought tears to my eyes.

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2023, 10:03:50 PM »
Really felt this one, feels like we've lost a person we could really do with not losing.

This. The world has become a slightly worse and blander place today. Loved him.

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2023, 10:07:15 PM »
His was the kind of Britain I've always wanted to live in.
👍

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2023, 11:07:31 PM »
His was the kind of Britain I've always wanted to live in.
Me too.

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2023, 11:16:01 PM »
His was the kind of Britain I've always wanted to live in.
Me too.

<iframe title="vimeo-player" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/9726755?h=8a88bbd87e" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"    allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2023, 11:16:20 PM »
Well I fucked that up.

Offline SaddVillan

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2023, 11:31:43 PM »

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2023, 01:23:12 AM »
I'm truly in awe of the way he touched peoples lives in some way.

Indeed. I'm amazed at the numbers of posts from friends of all ages who I thought wouldn't have been interested in him and his work. He really was a beautiful soul.

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2023, 01:26:36 AM »
It would be ace if before kick off tomorrow the club played that video. What a way to celebrate his life and get the crowd going.

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2023, 03:28:29 AM »
“Form is temporary but class, class is permanent. And you know what? We have class.”

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Re: RIP Benjamin Zephaniah
« Reply #59 on: December 09, 2023, 07:13:34 AM »
https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1733238018310332687
A genuine tear for a wonderful man.

Me as well. He just seemed to be a genuinely lovely man as well as a Villa fan. RIP Benjamin.

 


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